2016 Fire Millage Election

Auburn Hills voters are being asked to consider a Headlee override vote for the Fire department on the August 2nd ballot. Learn more here: FIREMILLAGE

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Emergency Medical Dispatch has Changed the Way We Respond

You might recall that earlier this year we made a move to Emergency Medical Dispatch.  We purchased a nationally known software package developed by emergency medical personnel to direct our dispatchers more effectively in how to deal with callers with medical emergencies.  It is a system used around the country.   In the past, we did […]

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What Slows Down Emergency Responders When Every Second Counts

A few weeks ago I was watching a “dash cam” video from one of our cars.  The video came from a sergeant’s car as he was en route to intercept the pursuit of an armed robbery suspect.  The sergeant’s role is to supervise the pursuit –it is his/her responsibility to make sure our policies and […]

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Need a Part Time Job? Want to Join a Great Team?

Serve your community and make $$$ at the same time.  We are looking for people to join  our firefighting team, particularly in the southern area of our city.  We are looking for people who want to make a committment to helping others.  Click HERE for an application and more information.

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Hoarder Fires

Have you watched an episode of that TV program, “Hoarders”?  These situations create very hazardous conditions for the people who live there which includes the potential for a fire.  If there is a fire, the responding firefighters are also endangered by these conditions.   These extreme “collectors” pile things, papers, magazines, furniture, clothing, food, in high stacks that create a […]

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Don’t Worry-Our Ladders Are Safe

I always listen to a radio news channel first thing every morning.  I’m interested in what has happened overnight and how that might play into my upcoming day.  An important story caught my attention this morning: Fire Fighters Fall 40 feet when bucket drops The bucket on an aerial ladder failed and dropped 3 firefighters during a […]

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Leaf Burning Countdown

April 28, 29, 30……on THURSDAY, MAY 1st you’ll be able to start burning: Days of burning are limited toMondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from May 1 through May 31, and October 15 through November 30. • Only those people who reside in a single family residence may burn. This does NOT include mobile homes. • […]

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Can I burn outside in Auburn Hills?

It is the time of year when people are cleaning up their yards from all of the winter debris and this year,  due to the hard winter, there are more downed tree limbs than usual.   Every year this becomes an important issue.  This year we will be citing violators who ignore the ordinance and burn on  days […]

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In Memory of Firefighter Dennis Dearing

On this cold, cold February morning a large group of Auburn Hills Police and Fire Department members gathered in front of our building.  We gathered near a large stone that carries a plaque that memorializes, Dennis Dearing Jr., a firefighter who was killed in the line of duty on this date in 1994.   He was 27 years old. We never […]

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Close the Door

Deputy Director Jim Manning came upon this great fire safety video I want to share with you today.   He had been talking with those of us on the police side of the building about how we can help the firefighters and protect ourselves by remembering to close doors at the scene of a fire.  Both […]

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